Wilco (The Album)

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Wilco (The Album)

Postby Baltimucho » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:04 am

Okay so it's been a week since the official release and many more weeks since it has been available. What do you think?

I have given it a few spins and already I have it ahead of Sky Blue Sky on my list. Standouts for me are One Wing, Bull Black Nova and Sonny Feeling.

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Postby Jake » Mon Jul 06, 2009 2:58 pm

I finally ran out and picked it up today after you (and others) made me feel a little guilty. I mean, come on. I'm a fan. Why didn't I get it day of release? I'd enjoyed the stream the one time I listened to it before they yanked it. So I got it. Good old Laurie's had in stock.

I've got a feeling that I could make a really solid mix of post-YHF Wilco material. Maybe not a "21 Best" but a solid 15.

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Postby D. Phillips » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:14 pm

Sounds like a challenge from Old Man Brown. New thread to follow...

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Postby Joshua » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:42 pm

D. Phillips wrote:New thread to follow...


I think I'll hijack this one just a little bit, then - I finally heard this last week over at Jeremy's place and I came away thinking two things: 1) It's a great album - I really, really like it, and 2) I need to get a turntable. Like, seriously. It's been so long since I'd really *listened* to something on vinyl that I'd forgotten just how terrible ALL digital compression sounds.

So if you have any suggestions on a good, reliable, low cost, low maintenance but decent sounding turntable, let me know.

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Postby sab » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:45 pm

Joshua wrote:So if you have any suggestions on a good, reliable, low cost, low maintenance but decent sounding turntable, let me know.


What will you be playing it through? That's the crucial question.

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Postby Joshua » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:01 pm

sab wrote:What will you be playing it through? That's the crucial question.


Yeah, I'm not going to 11 with a tube amp or anything, but my current setup will do the vinyl justice - I have a Denon AVR-1905 receiver and some Klipsch floor speakers (not sure of the model number, but they're 2x8" ported with 6"horns).

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Postby sab » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:25 pm

Joshua wrote:
Yeah, I'm not going to 11 with a tube amp or anything, but my current setup will do the vinyl justice - I have a Denon AVR-1905 receiver and some Klipsch floor speakers (not sure of the model number, but they're 2x8" ported with 6"horns).


I'm guessing your Denon doesn't have a phono input, at least my AVR-1603 doesn't. So you're either going to have to buy a separate phono stage and a turntable, or get something like the Denon DP-29F with a built-in phono stage:

http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/529.asp

My $0.02 is that a much, much better used turntable can be had for $100 or less, and you can get a decent phono stage for similar money:

http://www.needledoctor.com/Online-Stor ... DQodIDvu4g

Or perhaps even more interesting, you can just use a nice vintage receiver as your phono stage. I have a Marantz 2238 that I use for just this purpose, as my Jolida amp does not have a phono input.

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Postby Joshua » Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:32 pm

Thanks, Jeff - I was looking at Needle Doctor before I posted. I'll look into it a bit more and maybe come back if I'm still unsure. Much appreciated.

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Postby DJMurphy » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:46 pm

Technics SL-1200 all the way, baby!! But yeah, you're gonna want a phono stage to "translate" the lower-level phono signal to something your Denon's gonna be able to work with. But this is the last turntable you'll ever need.
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Postby miss carol » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:52 pm

Sigh. I remember those, Murph. What a thing of beauty.


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